A Basic Approach to Feeding and Care

Chapter 4 Food Safety

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Bacteria, or other germs, need time, food, and moisture (or wetness) to grow; but growth is limited when the temperature of the food is colder than 45° F or hotter than 140° F. The temperatures in between 45° and 140° are in the “Danger Zone.”

It is important to keep food safe; that is, to keep the internal temperature of cooked foods that will be served hot at 140° F or above, while foods served cold should be kept at 45° F or below. 

From the list of temperature settings, identify the proper food temperature for both hot and cold food.  










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a. Cooked pork

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The answer is 145°F 

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a. Cooked pork

Actually, the answer is 145°F 

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b. Cooked hamburger patties

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The answer is 155°F 

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b. Cooked hamburger patties

Actually, the answer is 155°F 

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c. Reheated chili

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The answer is 165° F for at least 15 seconds within a 2-hour time frame

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c. Reheated chili

Actually, the answer is 165° F for at least 15 seconds within a 2-hour time frame

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d. Potato salad

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The answer is 45° F or below.

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d. Potato salad

Actually, the answer is 45° F or below.

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e. Fried chicken

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The answer is 165° F

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e. Fried chicken

Actually, the answer is 165° F

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f. Baked turkey with stuffing

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The answer is 165° F

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f. Baked turkey with stuffing

Actually, the answer is 165° F

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g. Leftover applesauce

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The answer is 45° F or below

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g. Leftover applesauce

Actually, the answer is 45° F or below

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h. Mayonnaise

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The answer is 45° F or below

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h. Mayonnaise

Actually, the answer is 45° F or below

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i. Hot meat loaf

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The answer is 155° F

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i. Hot meat loaf

Actually, the answer is 155° F

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Chapter 4 Assessment

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